Historical Perspectives on Contemporary East Asia
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Historical Perspectives on Contemporary East Asia by Merle Goldman
Book DescriptionIn this essays, distinguished scholars of modern east Asia distil from long years of research interpretive accounts of late 19th- and 20th-century China, Japan, and Korea. They describe particular features of the modern experience of east Asian countries. At the same time, they address some common themes. One of these themes is the impact of the West on China, Japan, and Korea and the different ways in which each of these countries resisted western imperialism while trying to adapt their traditional cultures to the West. Each also sought to integrate itself into a global economic and diplomatic system. another overarching theme that these essays stress is the role of nationalism as a powerful motivating force in these countries' modern development. New students of Asian affairs as well as long-time specialists will value the insights and overview of the political, social, economic, cultural, and international issues described for this important area of the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674000988
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Merle Goldman
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Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, Paperback (March 2007)
Explores a range of grassroots efforts - initiated by the state and society alike - intended to restrain arbitrary and corrupt official behaviour and enhance the accountability of local authorities. This book covers topics such as village and township elections, fiscal reforms, legal aid, media supervision, and informal associations.
China, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Merle Goldman
John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilisation. It remains a masterwork without parallel.
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Author Biography - Merle Goldman
Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.
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